Alden named most popular TV personality

At the recent 2018 COMGUILD Media Awards, Alden Richards was named Most Popular TV Personality. The Victor Magtanggol star couldn’t contain his happiness that members of the academe have given him the recognition

Several Kapuso programs and personalities were also recently honored by various award-giving bodies.

GMA News’ Jessica Soho, widely regarded as the most awarded broadcast journalist in the country, added another feather to her cap when she was given the Outstanding Media Practitioner award at the third Gawad Midya by the De La Salle University’s Student Media Office on Aug. 30.

GMA Resident meteorologist Nathaniel “Mang Tani” Cruz, on the other hand, was given the Dangal ng Lipi Award by the Provincial Government of Bulacan on Sept. 15. 

Alden named most popular TV personality
Kapuso Prime Actor Alden Richards is the  Most Popular Television Personality of the Year at the 2018 COMGUILD Media Awards.
The Dangal ng Lipi Award is the highest recognition given by the Bulacan government to a Bulakenyo that has excelled in his profession. Mang Tani was the recipient in the field of Arts and Culture – Journalism.

At the first Bantog: The Science for the People Media Awards by the Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST-STII) on Sept. 28, News and Public Affairs personality Connie Sison was awarded the Professional Award for Media Practitioner in Television for her program Pinoy MD.

At the same time, GMA Public Affairs’ Social Media Section was chosen to receive the Institutional Award for Cyber Press.

The Bantog: The Science for the People Media Awards recognizes the important role of media practitioners on TV, Radio, TV, and Online, as well as in government and private practice who made significant contributions in promoting science and technology information in the country through outstanding science reporting and coverage.  

Various Kapuso personalities and programs were also honored at the 2018 COMGUILD Media Awards, taking home several honors both for television and radio categories.

GMA News’ Vicky Morales won as the Most Outstanding Female News Presenter of the Year for the Network’s flagship newscast 24 Oras.

Marisol Abdurahman was the Best Female Field Reporter of the Year. 

As mentioned earlier, the Kapuso actor and Victor Magtanggol star was recognized as the Most Popular Television Personality of the Year.

The country’s leading and longest-running morning TV show, Unang Hirit, once again won Best Morning Show. 

Weekly infotainment show I-Bilib was recognized anew as the Best Educational Program while its host, Kapuso personality Chris Tiu, received the Best Educational Program Host award.

Meanwhile, GMA News TV’s lifestyle show Taste Buddies is this year’s Best Lifestyle Program. Its hosts, Solenn Heussaff and Rhian Ramos, took home the Best Lifestyle Program Host award. 

In the radio category, GMA News’ Mike Enriquez was once again recognized as the Best AM Radio Anchor while DZBB’s SuperBalita sa Umaga was named Best AM Radio Program.

Barangay LS 97.1’s Barangay Love Stories, on the other hand, won Best FM Radio Program. 

This year’s winners at the COMGUILD Media Awards were chosen by a board of judges composed of college deans, chairpersons, and some members of the academe from different universities.

Shop around the Philippines 

The Congressional Spouses Foundation Inc. (CSFI) will hold their biggest fund raising event for the year, the Kabuhayan National Livelihood Trade Fair 2018, Nov. 8  to 11, 2 at the Megatrade Hall 1, 5th level, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.  

There are one hundred booths this year showcasing only the best Philippine products from around the country, which include modern Filipiniana fashion, fabric and accessories, natural woven bags made from abaca, seagrass, pandan and water lily, traditional wares and handicrafts, beautiful art, recycled wood home accessories and a delectable spread of ready to eat delicacies as well as dried, fresh produce and lots of special food items from every region.  The trade fair aims to provide small and medium Filipino entrepreneurs with an opportunity display their creativity, ingenuity and widen their market reach.  

Some of the merchants will include Kaayo Modern Mindanao that is a curated collection of clothes that tell various Mindanao stories.  It is rooted in honoring the extraordinary skills of the T’boli Tribes of Lake Sebu and the Bagobo-Tagabawa Tribe of Davao and transforming their traditional creations into modern, bespoke Mindanao fashion.  One of a kind art pieces from the Art Capitol of the Philippines, Angono, will also be available for sale including art pieces from Totong Francisco, the Blanco family, Sarah Geneblazo, Kevin Sabino and Aaron Bautista.  Specialized delicacies from Bulacan will be available such as Liza’s bakeshop premium biscocho and pastillas de leche daintily cut with beautil designs. Quezon Province also boasts of the famous Lucban Longganiza, Infanta Suman, Special Coconut Vodka and the famous Dried Tapa. From Vigan, a new microbrewery will also be available with different types of crafted beer. Villar Sipag Foundation will showcase handicrafts made from water lilies. These include baskets, bags and parols made from bamboo.  The sweetest pineapples in the world from Ormoc will also be available only at the Kabuhayan. 

The major sponsors for the trade fair are PLDT, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), Metrobank Foundation, San Miguel Corporation, Petron, GMA 7 and the Pilipinong May Puso Foundation.  The proceeds from this fundraising event will be donated to the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines).  Funds will go directly to providing assistance to the Tuna Fishermen in the Mindoro Strait and Lagonoy Gulf whose boats are in dire need of repair or acquiring new fishing vessels damaged during the recent Monsoon storms.  The WWF also provides education and assistance to implement sustainable and efficient fishing practices to ensure ecological and long-term livelihood. 

“I am grateful to the members of the Foundation for their active participation in the Kabuhayan Fair, and for ensuring that we can offer the best products from each province in November,” said CSFI Chairperson and President, Luli Arroyo.  

CSFI is a non-stock, non-profit organization composed of 270 spouses, siblings and children of members of the House of Representatives that conducts socio-civic activities to help reduce poverty, foster education, rehabilitate abused women, promote tourism, sharing of best practices across regions and addressing disaster response and espousing environmental sustainability. 

Topics: Alden Richards , 2018 COMGUILD Media Awards , Jessica Soho , Nathaniel “Mang Tani” Cruz , Vicky Morales
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